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valuable than finding a mentor. here's alfred edmond, jr., senior vice president and editor-at-large at "black enterprise." >> what you've heard is true-- the best teacher is not experience, it's other people's experience. that's why it's important for new entrepreneurs to effectively network with more established business owners. here's how: first, be genuinely curious about their business. look for ways to be supportive and helpful. if you are in the market for their services, consider becoming a customer. no one commands attention like a paying client. also, if there's a local chamber of commerce or other business group, become an active member. attend events such as the black enterprise entrepreneurs conference, where you can identify and connect with business mentors. use social media, especially twitter and linkedin, to connect with entrepreneurs you respect and admire. don't just promote yourself; go out of your way to share useful information, and to be supportive of their social media messages and agenda. the entrepreneurs you do this for will likely reciprocate, an
of advocacy. alfred edmond is the multimedia he had or tore at large at black enterprise and cameron johnson is a entrepreneur and author. great to see all of you. todd, i want to ask you first, let's talk about gas prices now. from where you sit, are you telling small businesses, you know what, plan for the worst, start thinking of ways to hedge this. >> i think the key thing to watch, i'm no foreign policy expert but the key thing is saudi arabia. the next couple of weeks whether anything develops there that could be dangerous is a real danger sign. gas prices have gone up. we've seen these spikes before and they're definitely a problem as you described for small companies. i haven't been telling people, though, that it's time to really plan for the very worst. we'll see what the next few weeks hold, and if that's the case, you can see a significant rise in gas prices if things develop that could last for a very long time and that would be very bad news for small businesses and the entire u.s. economy. >> and, todd, what are you seeing from your vantage point? is this something small busin
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